Useful Links

Family Life

Family Policies and Resources

This page has links to a number of resources: family leave policies, childcare resources, pregnancy and parenting fund, government assistance programs for healthcare and energy assistance.

Spouse ID Cards

Graduate Student Spouse and Partner Network Health Related Resources

University Counseling Center

Easy access to information on counseling, wellness initiatives, graduate therapy groups, and the inner resources room.

Aetna Student Portal

This is a direct link to the Aetna site specifically for Notre Dame students. It includes the insurance plan policies, DocLink, and health care records.

IUSB Dental Clinic

Low cost dental hygiene care (cleanings and x-rays).

Other Quality of Life Resources

Housing Resources

This GradLife page lists options for on and off campus resources. Link will need to be updated as options change, but for now it also has links to other websites that list numerous off-campus resources with a range of prices.

Notre Dame Office of Institutional Equity / Title IX Services

Where to turn for help in instances of sexual / discriminatory harassment.

Notre Dame Disability Services

Of use for students with disabilities and for instructors; includes information on how to register for accommodations and how to help students with disabilities.

International Student and Scholar Affairs

Resources for international students, including visa information and a variety of student support services for individuals and families.

Gender Relations Center

Includes graduate-student specific programs and support.

Michiana GLBT Center

Community organization dedicated to supporting the Michiana LGBTQ community and allies.

Glass ND

Grad-student led group promoting a healthy LGBTQ community within Notre Dame and the surrounding area.

Course / Research Resources

Dissertation / Thesis Submission Guidelines

Summer Tuition Scholarship Application

Graduate Student Appeal Procedure

Appeal form for graduate student grievances.

Graduate Student Union (GSU) homepage

Notre Dame Graduate Student Life

Has lots of links to different resources on campus and off. Ultimately more helpful than the GSU page, but maybe important to have both.

Professional Development / Funding

Internal Funding Opportunities

Professional Development Events

Versatile PhD

Academic Index

TravelND Guide for Graduate Students

This is how all student reimbursement is filed for research trips, grants, etc.

Graduate School Career Center


Downtown South Bend

Events in downtown South Bend and elsewhere in the city.

In The Bend

South Bend Tribune’s event guide for the Michiana area.

Edible Michiana

Online and paper publication with information for local food, farms, and gardening resources.

South Bend Adventure Club

Group with information on local places for hiking, camping, etc. Organizes frequent events year-round.

St Joseph County Parks

South Bend Parks and Recreation